‘You know how I know man?’ Andy smirked to his friends over his third glass of beer.
‘Know what?’Asked Ron, rolling his eyes. He’d heard this story before.
‘Its in the eyes man – the eyes…I swear, I’m searching for that girl with that look in her eyes!’
Jeff snorted, a little beer came out of his nose. The entire gang burst into laughter.
‘You been searching for over a year dude – give up! These girls don’t take us seriously ‘cos they know we won’t stick around.’Ron sighed deeply.
Andy scowled. He looked around and sighed in despair. The whole bar was a sausage fest. He’d been in Bombay for a long time but hadn’t dated anyone. He was waiting for that so-called spark. His friends thought it was funny, but it wasn’t.
That’s when he saw her walk into the bar with her friend. She was a tiny little thing, with wavy long hair and dressed in white…she looked like an angel. Their eyes met briefly for a second and then she looked away. Andy felt his heart thud unnaturally in his chest.
‘Whoa man…check out what Andy likes!’ Jeff snickered as all of his friends turned around to look at her.
Andy smiled broadly at them…’Finally! She likes me man – I’m telling you – that’s the girl I am gonna date!’
‘And what makes you think she’d wanna date you?’ Jeff look genuinely confused.
‘Cos she’s gonna look at me and smile.’ Andy stood up straight and looked across the bar to where she was standing.
After a few minutes Ron broke the silence,’Too bad…eh mate?’
Andy shook his head and continued looking at her.
She was standing alone now, her friend had gone to the washroom. Annnnddd score…their eyes met again. She blushed and looked away quickly.
Andy waited. Any minute now. And sure enough she looked at him again, a shy smile on her lips, her eyes brimming with warmth and anticipation.
‘And that’s my cue, I don’t need no invitation.Here…’ Andy handed over his glass to his friends and walked up to her.